Best beets I've had yet. Picked them up at the farmer's market. Roasted them with some olive oil, rosemary and garlic. Delicious! And check out the nose on that eggplant at the top. My friend D grew that on his dad's farm near shorter. Roasted it as well. Tossed some with a little pasta. The rest I ate with some roasted zucchini and onions I had left over.
One of my favorite things about shopping at the farmers markets is knowing where my food comes from. And knowing that it hasn't traveled across the country, bouncing around i the back of a truck. I like knowing who grew it, too. I feel better supporting small farmers than I do when I spend my money at a big box store.